French surgeon Lasserre (3) described the trapeziometacarpal
joint as the most important site for hypertrophic osteoarthritis in the hand.
Pinning techniques with various configurations, including fixations through the trapeziometacarpal
joint or extraarticular ones, have been described in literature (4, 5, 10).
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Randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled double-blind study of dextrose prolotherapy for osteoarthritic thumb and finger (DIP, PIP, and trapeziometacarpal
) joints: evidence of clinical efficacy.
One small randomized study tested the efficacy of DPT in patients with symptomatic finger OA affecting the distal or proximal interphalangeal joint or the trapeziometacarpal
(10) In a double-blind RCT, Maitland's passive accessory mobilization of the thumb led to increased pain pressure threshold in the trapeziometacarpal
(TM) joint, but did not improve tip, tripod pinch, or grip strength.
Development of a computational model for the mechanical and functional evaluation of the trapeziometacarpal
Robusticity and osteoarthritis at the trapeziometacarpal
joint in a Bronze Age population from Tell Abraq, United Arab Emirates.
The involvement of the first carpometacarpal joint, also referred to as trapeziometacarpal
arthritis is the second most common degenerative joint disease in hand, predominantly in females in their fifth and sixth decades of life.
For hand OA, the panel conditionally recommended evaluation of the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, instruction in joint protection techniques, assistive devices as needed, instruction in the use of thermal modalities, and splints for patients with trapeziometacarpal